19 days in Dickinson & Bismarck Itinerary

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Fly to Williston Basin International Airport, Drive to Dickinson
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Dickinson
— 8 nights
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Bismarck
— 10 nights
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Dickinson — 8 nights

Dickinson is a city in Stark County, North Dakota, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at South Unit and Dickinson Museum Center. Appreciate the collections at Dakota Dinosaur Museum and Chateau de Mores State Historic Site. Explore Dickinson's surroundings by going to Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Unit, Painted Canyon Overlook, &more), Enchanted Highway (in Regent) and Maah Daah Hey Trail (in Medora). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Makoshika State Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at River Bend Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cannonball Concretions Pullout, and examine the collection at Ukrainian Cultural Institute.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dickinson trip itinerary builder app.

El Paso to Dickinson is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In November, Dickinson is colder than El Paso - with highs of 42°F and lows of 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Bismarck.
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Bismarck — 10 nights

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Escape the urban bustle at Missouri River and Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and Gateway to Science. Get out of town with these interesting Bismarck side-trips: Jamestown (Frontier Village & National Buffalo Museum), Washburn (Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (LCIC) & Fort Mandan State Historic Site) and Cross Ranch State Park (in Center). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, contemplate the waterfront views at Keelboat Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Laughing Sun Brewing Co., and get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bismarck online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Dickinson to Bismarck takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Bismarck sees daily highs of 26°F and lows of 7°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.
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